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The Rogue Nation of Echosmithy

“Unity, Discipline, Work”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Eladen

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Echosmithy

Population485 million

CapitalCoolkidsburg

Currencybaht
Animalemu

The Rogue Nation of Echosmithy is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed population of 485 million Echosmithyians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coolkidsburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.3%.

The all-consuming Echosmithyian economy, worth 42.6 trillion baht a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Pizza Delivery, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 87,843 baht, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

The term "Native Echosmithyian" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show, and the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Echosmithy's national animal is the emu, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Echosmithy is ranked 37,530th in the world and 16th in Eladen for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 3,383.44 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,476thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,483rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,586thMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,534thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,037thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,865th
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Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, the term "Native Echosmithyian" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, the nation's iron imports are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, Echosmithyian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, the nation honors the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Echosmithyian weed picker.
  • : Following new legislation in Echosmithy, the relatives of suicide victims tend to be angry rather than sad.

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